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big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecracker, one shot. and then i heard a lot of them. i rolled down and hit the floor. >> she says she's lived on this block in columbia heights for 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. >> i woke my daughter up. she said, mom, what's going on? i said get on the floor. >> witnesses say they heard several gunshots maybe eight or nine. many assumed they were fireworks left over from july 4th. >> there's constantly people hanging out in the streets but no one dangerous, you know, we ever thought. >> when residents learned two men had been shot dead on their street, another sent to the hospital in critical condition, they were shocked. >> i'm glad it's not me. that's all i got to say. >> that's awful, though. i hope that the one in critical condition survives. >> there are several surveillance cameras in the area, including some at this corner gas station and a nearby camera with a microphone. police are examining the footage for clues. >> this is an active area of the community and there are a lot
. >> those are the big questions in this neighborhood. on the street alone, there have been three houses hit by fire since december. this one was destroyed and has now been rebuilt. in all, there have been 10 fires. neighbors wonder when that law " run out. >> -- when bad luck will run out. >> it could be a disaster. >> evidence of arson has been scarce so far. no arrests have been made. >> you feel at night since the first fire. it seems like when you go to bed, you feel insecure. you do not feel like you are safe. >> just a few moments ago we saw a group of investigators in a house in the neighborhood questioning somebody that came out with evidence. they ask that we not show them on television because they are under cover. they declined to comment but there is a desire to catch whoever is behind these fires before somebody gets hurt. >> the washington humane society is offering a reward to find a person who shot an innocent dog. he was shot last week behind his family's southeast washington home. she is now recovering at home. they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to t
. >>> a transgendered person ered in d.c., but was it a hate crime? >> big change is coming to the controversy all body scanners. >> the difference is strikingly different. >> 7 on your side with why women are more likely to suffer from man.ines than >> if you want a glimpse of " 're going to experience the at theuple days, look country. the >>> new developments in the scandal.king the british prime minister, avid cameron, found himself in the hot seat. the prime minister defended his actions. a former news of the world editor was recently arrested, but claims that he knew nothing hacking.one >> i have an old-fashioned view of innocence until proven guilty. have beenturns out i lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. in that event, i will not fall short. >> that editor resigned in january. today, news reports said "news the world" deliberately tried thwart the phone hacking investigation. >>> the tsa is installing new software that will eliminate passenger-specific images. the newsstand is designed to nce privacy but maintain security -- the new scan is enhance privacy but maintain secu
tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out and doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get them out of here. >> reporter: hearts pounding, we follow our own footsteps across the canal. >> it is a good day. >> reporter: after we leave, jones updates our team with facebook messages. >> we have worked more ieds than any marine team in the country since march. shortly after y'all left, things got pretty hairy. we spent a few days fighting a lot and ieds became more complex. >> reporter: things were about the get immeasurably worse. they're sent out on a routine mission. defuse bombs in five days. j
, the bill is passed. >> the house bill raises the debt ceiling and makes room for big spending cuts and a balanced budget amendment, but it is expected to die in the senate. the senate plan would close some tax loopholes and make cuts to medicare and social security. president obama has. praised that has >>> there could be a deal to end the football lockout. they will gather in washington today to review proposed collective bargaining agreement. the associated press reports the deal has not been finalized and there's no guarantee the players will agree to that. >>> chipotle fans, your burrito may get even more costly. >> and we have a preview of how stocks are shaping up. linda bell is live in new york. >> good morning. a big day for the market's estimate. stock-index futures indicating gains ahead of this morning's opening bell. the earnings parade continues with results from united technologies intel, and american express. we are looking at apple shares after its blockbuster results last night. lockheed martin looking to cut even more workers. it is offering voluntary buyouts to 6
a 2 $3 trillion in spending cuts and a commitment to increase revenue. the president wants a big deal that includes spending cuts, reforms, and tax code changes. changes of that happening are slim. >> federal employees could be out of work tonight. they could lose the operating authority and unless congress reauthorize is a by midnight. if that does not happen, 4000 airline workers will be furloughed. air traffic controllers would not be affected by that. >>> the justice department as to mounting pressure on the news corps. >> apple may be eyeing who do -- hulu. >> good friday. >> the same to you. apple is considering making a bid hu for the hulu service. it could pose a challenge to donenetflix. there is a preliminary investigation into news corp related to the allegedhacking of 9/11 victims. the scandal could caught the eye of the scandal tour. followers can see the government relations office of rupert murdoch. there is also the congressional gym where anthony wiener worked out. the tour also includes the watergate complex. they will add the new stopped saturday after labor day wee
that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised until 2013. he will not sign what mcconnell is talking about. >> 2 2 days to go. thank you very much. >>> the republican presidential nomination, kind of shippings to michele bachmann and that is bringing scrutiny ross ron maintained undersaavedra available that bachmann owns about her husband and shows staff trying to turn a gay person straight. this kind of conversion is something that they deny doing. >> these new unde
park. expect a big slowdowns if especially on route 29 and 234. >>> a police involved shooting has sent a mental hospital in northwest. they found him with a shotgun on 13th street at 10:00 last night. the man ran dropping a weapon, but then he pulled out a handgun and went toward the officers. officers opened fire. the shooting is on an -- the shooting is under investigation. >>> president obama is taking the debt debate to college park. he will hold a town hall meeting at the university of maryland today. this comes as lawmakers continue fighting for compromise. the clock is ticking down. mike conneen joins us in the newsroom. good morning. >> the senate seems to be moving on from the republican- controlled house plan calling for a balanced budget amendment/ president obama and john boehner continue searching for their grand bargain with as much as four trillion in deficit- reduction. at 11:00 president will take his case to the public as the clock ticks down to the august 2 deadline. obama will speak at the ritzy coliseum, a venue that can hold 1200 people. a limited number of the ge
be back to normal. >>> another big story we are following, a break in a 10-year- old national league recognized murder for hire case. >> a judge overturned the conviction of a fairfax county man on death row nearly a decade. prosecutors argued that justin wolfe hired owen barber to murder daniel petrole in 2001. jummy olabanji has an interview and whipped justin wolfe's mother. >> in january 2002, justin wolfe was convicted of murder and sent to prison as the states in august death row inmate. yesterday a judge in the u.s. district court in virginia vacated his death sentence, a ruling that his family has been waiting for. terri says watching her son justin on death row the past decade has been anything but easy. >> i just keep breathing and keep going and keep the faith and was hoping some day soon the truth would come out. >> a federal judge ruled on tuesday that her son justin wolfe was wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plots that sent him to death row. in march of 2001 the 20-year-old was accused of hiring owen barber to shoot and kill wolfe's drug supplier. owen barber w
tomorrow. >> big meeting tomorrow. thank you, jake. >>> and now, a big story, a kind of lesson for everyone todod about teachers, honesty and pressure. and not one teacher, at least 178 of them across 44 schools in atlanta, where teachers were found cheating. in staggering numbers. changing their students test scores. abc's steve osunsami on what they did and why. >> reporter: across atlanta today, families of the 50,000 students enrolled in public schools herereere livid. >> it is an embarrassment to all teachers. all administrators. >> reporter: in an 800-page report from the state, 178 teachers and administrators from 44 public schools were caught changing answers on standardized tests that are used to judge student performance and rank the schools. 82 of the teachers flat-out confessed. they'd been cheating for nearly a decade. >> the teachers cheated for them? >> i'm going to georgia, university of georgia in the fall and it just really makes me think are my scores genuine? >> reporter: teachers and prin pals were erasing the wrong answers and timing in the right ones. the faculty at t
from st. louis to l.a. for their big beach vacation. they paid $1,200 for the tickets. and should get nearly $200 of it back. that can buy a lot of sunscreen. so if you're like that family and are flying between last saturday and until this mess is resolved in d.c., you are due a refund. what do you need to do? first of all, hang on to your receipt. second, e-mail your airline. they haven't decided yet if the airlines will pony up this money or if the irs will have to. that's one of many things still being sorted out in washington. ryan owens, abc news, dallas-ft. worth international airport. >> that story is phenomenally angering to many of us. save your receipts and get your money back. >> please do. what a big mess. all the people who have been furloughed, 4,000 workers have been furloughed since the faa was shut down. >> so much in washington not getting done, not being resolved, impacting all kinds of things. now you can't fly without getting screwed over a little bit. >>> walmart executives are thinking out the big box with their latest venture, streaming movies online. the worl
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
's causing big problems for anyone forced to work outside. >> there's no rest for the weary. john gonzales has more. >> fire in virginia water in maryland two extremes, both pampered by the heatwave. >> on the day like this and they get overheated quickly. >> firefighters in alexandria are willing 115 pounds of gear. >> insulation in their equipment is there to protect them but it is trapping a lot of heat. >> paramedics on the verge of heat exhaustion. they are drinking water to quickly replenished what the humid air has taken. firefighters work on trying to salvage their house. a displaced president is worried about his mother's health. >> we have not had anything to drink. as soon as we get inside, we will drink some gator aid. >> the cruise in wheaton are preparing a 16-inch pipe. it's been a challenge for this family to keep their little ones cool. john gonzales, abc 7 news. >> we want to see how you are beating the heat. send your videos and pictures. >>> the space shuttle program will be history when atlantis returns to britain in just over an hour or. last night the astronauts rece
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
on the wednesday morning. satellite and radar, we're watching a few areas of showers. a familiar pattern with big bundles of thunderstorms over the great lakes and moving south. it will stay away ilk -- well west of the metro area. there we go again low to mid 90's, with the moisture level feeling somewhat warmer. at least 100 at times. tomorrow, it could feel up to 111. only worse up in the friday, up to 114 degrees. not much relief on saturday. wjla.com, your home for weather. blogs, updated forecast online. the. webcast. punch it up whenever you want. that is the very latest. >>> very busy morning on the road. oscar wilson with more on that. >> wheaton area, close between randolph and arcola, a lighter closer than reported earlier due to a water main break. watch out if you're heading down that stretch. let's take you now to maryland, where we have a report of a closure -- debris in the roadway at 70 and montrose road. exercise caution. that is your traff [ carrie ] i rememr my very first year as a teacher, setting that goal to tocome a principal. but, i have to support my family so how d
company executives. his goal is to lure more big budget films to the district for it is also attending the summer leadership meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. >> 6 o'clock 47 and time for traffic and weather. >> let's get right to doug hill. >>> it was a tough commute to work, down the steps. this heat and humidity is the real deal. we have told you it was coming. it is act -- it is arriving today. let's look at what our hd cameras in laurel. the sun comes up through the haze and we are running temperatures and humidity levels that will be uncomfortable, to say the least 77 degrees in the district right now when you factor in the dew point, it feels much warmer already. these numbers will continue to rise throughout the day. an excessive heat warning is in effect from noon until 8:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. we will also have issues for the day on saturday. we've got a couple of shots at some records. the records at the airports could fall. , especially at washington, dollars. the temperature says a 100 but when you get this kind of air mass you can spike 100-103 degrees. that
nelson has those stories and more. >> for another big day for apple. the company today releases its new macintosh operating system. it brings features from the iphone and ipad and marked the first time apple has released an operating system that updates primarily through downloads. some members of the apple board of directors is looking -- are looking at whi might succeed steve jobs as the ceo. hesteve jobs called those discussions hogwash. google is looking for ways to sign up celebrities for a service while keeping out impersonators. twitter already has a system in place to authenticate celebrity accounts but facebook does not. i am rob nelson. >>> let's look at the weather and traffic. >> adam caskey. >> i want to start with weather camp. they visited me yesterday. it's a program for middle school and high-school students coordinated by howard university with a dozen sites around the country. this is their flagship camp. they developed key learning and communication skills and the network in the community, which is what we did yesterday. budding meteorologist out there. i wish someth
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